On June 22, 1996, approximately 1930 Pacific daylight time, an Aeronca 7AC, N81966, being flown by a private pilot, was substantially damaged when the aircraft's right wing struck the ground during takeoff from runway 28L at Evergreen Field, Vancouver, Washington. The pilot and passenger were uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions existed and no flight plan had been filed. The flight, which was personal, was to have been operated under 14CFR91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported to an FAA inspector that during the initial takeoff roll he "got a little sideways" and slammed the right wing into the ground immediately after becoming airborne. The pilot reported having only 2 hours of time in the 7AC aircraft prior to the accident.